Janine was recognized for her pivotal role in getting OCVLC off the ground, the first non-profit to provide direct legal representation at no cost to crime victims in Oregon. "Janine set the standard for future crime victims’ attorneys and in the process, helped to make the criminal justice system a little more bearable for crime victims," the ceremony organizers indicated.
Also honored at the ceremony for their commendable work on behalf of crime victims were:
- Desireé Allen-Cruz, Family Violence Services Program Manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
- Lior Azen, Case Manager, Advocate, and Therapist at Northwest Human Services.
- Allison Elise Cleveland, Executive Director/Program Coordinator for The Gender Center, Inc. The Gender Center
- Gloria Wiggins (In Memorium), Division Manager, Catholic Charities El Programa Hispano